George Moridis, a senior scientist in the Energy Geosciences Division, has been awarded an Honorary Membership in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in recognition of outstanding scientific achievements. Limited to just 0.1% of SPE’s total membership, Honorary Membership in the SPE is the highest honor the nonprofit global professional society presents to an individual. This elite group represents those individuals who have given outstanding service to SPE or have demonstrated distinguished scientific or engineering achievements in the fields within the technical scope of SPE.
As former head of the Hydrocarbon Resource Program, Moridis was in charge of Berkeley Lab research programs on unconventional energy resources including hydrates, tight/shale gas, and oil. He currently leads development of the new generation of Berkeley Lab simulation codes of coupled flow, thermal, geomechanical, and geophysical processes.
Of the honor, Moridis said, “I am humbled and elated by this recognition, a large part of which is reflected in Berkeley Lab that provided the environment and means that made it possible. This award would not have been possible without the support and friendship I have enjoyed here at the laboratory.”